Monday, February 13, 2012

Buzz Killington

I hate to be Buzz Killington (though I wonder if there is really any buzz to kill here...) but does anyone else feel like the Gun Club pranks serve only to create extra work for an already-stretched-thin cleaning staff?

This is how the Fishbowl looked as of 8am this morning:







At the very least, they should be smart enough not to fill a mesh trashcan with ice... there was a pretty good amount of water on the carpet.

32 Comments:

Blogger Armen said...

Maybe if more students donated to the class campaign, the school would finally have enough money to purchase a proper champagne chiller. Bunch of fucking barbarians.

2/13/2012 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Gun Club. No other school has something like this and it's just another reason I'm glad I chose Berkeley. Thanks for shitting all over the party, Corey.

2/13/2012 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other schools have shit like this. If the admin wasn't somewhat behind the gun club they'd just run the door swipes and pin it on someone. That's what they've done to Bacchus is the past.

2/13/2012 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cleaning staff doesn't clean the student center anyways... see Mindi's BHSA email this morning.

2/13/2012 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:42: The cleaning staff does not clean the individual journals; but they do clean the common areas including the fishbowl and room 31.

2/13/2012 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of whiners the current student body has become. Glad I went there a few years ago with people who would have appreciated a bit of levity like this.

2/13/2012 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I be the guy that asks someone to explain the joke? Or at least caption the photos and describe what is on the table and floor?

2/13/2012 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be fair, when I saw it this morning there was a plastic bag lining the trash can.

2/13/2012 11:19 AM  
Blogger Corey said...

10:57: I'm not trying to speak for anyone else - and certainly not the "current student body" - so you can consider me the only "whiner."

Anyway, I appreciate levity as much as the next guy. But this prank, and the recent one where they stacked the tables in the student center just didn't seem that funny. I don't see what they did other than make a mess. Maybe I am missing the joke?

11:19: There was a plastic bag when I dumped the ice this morning. The water easily leaked through the bag.

2/13/2012 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second the request for an explanation. I've never heard of the gun club and can't tell what whatever is in those pictures has to do with guns (I don't know, is that a photo of Charlton Heston?). I did get a business card in my locker once and had no idea what it was and threw it away. Seems very inside joke-y, only I have no idea who the insiders are.

And if it is an inside joke, cool. Have your joke, exclude me, I don't care. But don't mess up the shit of others you are trying to exclude, and make them clean up after you. That's just elitist.

2/13/2012 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the internet: great for complaining, learning too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gun_Club_(secret_society)

2/13/2012 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the request was for an explanation of the Gun Club, but an explanation of this scene. The images aren't exactly high-def. Did anyone see this? Does anyone get the joke? Is that a picture of Earl Warren? Why are there a bunch of orange balloons? What else is on the table? Are we supposed to be looking at the morning after a Gun Club meeting or something? If no one is going to explain or post better pictures, this post really is just about wet carpet.

2/13/2012 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A post about wet carpet written by a wet blanket! CYMBAL NOISE.

2/13/2012 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zing

2/13/2012 3:20 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

3:09: I LOL'ed. That was pretty good.

2/13/2012 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picture of Warren with a poem/note nearby saying the Gun Club was responsible. Beach balls with "GC" on them. Some roses, sweathearts, lollipops, fake candles, and champagne. And, of course, the offending ice.

2/13/2012 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that room closed off like it's hazardous waste? I never had a butler growing up, so maybe to me it isn't that big of a deal to just move some shit so I can back to being an anal-retentive douchebag with no sense of perspective.

2/13/2012 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An all-male secret society is about as far from what Boalt is about and why I came as you can get.

2/13/2012 7:18 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Let me guess, you wouldn't join any club that would have you as a member?

2/13/2012 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:18, ... all-female public society?

2/13/2012 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe some of these posts. How dense are you? Why does not getting the joke make you become sour? And of couse someone brings gender into it. Ashamed to go to school with the rest of you right now.

2/13/2012 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:eye roll:

It's not not getting that joke that makes us sour (if I can speak for anyone other than myself). It's more the leaving shit for someone else to clean up who doesn't get the joke. There should be some parity between joke getters and scene cleaner-uppers.

I wasn't sour when it was just business cards in the lockers...

2/13/2012 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who's never found the "explanation" of the Gun Club satisfying or interesting? Men who "lived for the drink and died by the gun"? Earl Warren was in it, maybe? There might be a "tome" in the stacks containing within its pages a mysterious flask? Guys, I know where you can find LOTS of books and booze: my house.

I'm just saying that if the purported members of this "gun club" want to have their fun, they should at least come up with a better backstory.

2/14/2012 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a frat wannabe from a bygone era that gets annoyed when we're not all just like, "OMG THAT IS SO FUCKING COOL!" And then they're like "Earl Warren! Fun Killers!" Sorry, throw a fucking awesome party and you'll be fun. Do this shit and you'll be a bunch of lame dudes.

2/14/2012 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:44. Seems like these guys are probably running around patting each other on the back for their "awesome" prank when most other people are like "...I guess that's cool....?" And then there is a a mess to clean up.

Throwing down a bunch of beach balls does not make you Earl Warren.

2/14/2012 11:46 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

Marge: Do you want your son to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or a sleazy male stripper?
Homer: Can't he be both, like the late Earl Warren?
Marge: Earl Warren wasn't a stripper!
Homer: NOW who's being naive?

2/14/2012 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have it on good authority that the "gun club" is really a group of hastings 3Ls doing stupid pranks in an attempt to make Boalt students look lame. they plan on posting pics online so the rest of the world can make fun of how stupid the "gun club" is, and the rest of the school by association.

2/14/2012 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the Hastings 3Ls are going to be waiting our tables and cleaning our toilets while holding their "prestigious" volunteer jobs, I can understand why they would resent us.

2/14/2012 3:01 PM  
Blogger James said...

If anyone's the opposite of what Boalt is about it's 3:01.

2/14/2012 4:33 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown said...

Late to the party but still: http://www.exposetheright.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/whatwedo.jpg

2/14/2012 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://overheardatboalt.tumblr.com/

3/01/2012 7:27 PM  
Anonymous YSA said...

I love the Gun Club as well. This is a unique school. It's fun.

4/23/2012 7:18 AM  

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